Private Project

Spot of Bother

ENGLISH: After a visit to the doctor, a man is diagnosed with a chronic heart condition. Upon receiving an instruction manual, he tries to get by day-to-day with his broken heart. Originally a shadow puppet show performed live on overhead projectors.

  • Myra Su
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, AVCHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Urbana, IL
    United States
    April 24, 2016
    North American Premiere (Film)
    Nominated for Grand Jury Prize & Best Editing
Director Biography - Myra Su

Myra Su is a narrative artist based in Chicago specializing in storytelling through puppetry and live theater. Her primary medium is puppetry, though it is a category that she interprets broadly across multiple media -- paper craft, sculpture, video, animation, and most recently, amateur taxidermy. Growing up in-between the United States, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, she is interested in using puppetry to convey stories that are culturally mobile and emotionally universal. Her work is usually driven by a simple concept or motif, which is then experimented through a self-reflexive application of puppetry.

In addition to her independent work, she is a co-curator for Chicago's quarterly puppet slam: Nasty, Brutish & Short. She is also a touring puppeteer with Manual Cinema, a shadow puppet company.

Myra holds a BA with honors in Theater and Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

For her portfolio, please visit:

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